Networking

Secure and control the traffic to your applications with private networking, traffic filtering, and load balancing.

Manage DNS for Droplets, DigitalOcean Load Balancers, and non-DigitalOcean resources all in the same place.
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DigitalOcean Floating IPs are publicly-accessible static IP address that you can assign to Droplets and instantly remap to other Droplets in the same datacenter.
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Load balancers distribute traffic across pools of Droplets for high availability setups.
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Restrict traffic with network-based, stateful firewalls for Droplets.
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IPv6 is intended to replace IPv4 and provide a larger address space, increased security, and other benefits. DigitalOcean currently only supports IPv6 for Droplets. You can enable IPv6 on a Droplet to gain access to its 16 configurable IPv6 addresses.
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VPC
A Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a private network interface for collections of DigitalOcean resources. VPC networks provide a more secure connection between resources because the network is inaccessible from the public internet and other VPC networks. Traffic within a VPC network doesn't count against bandwidth usage.
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Latest Updates

Upcoming Changes

  • Unassigned floating IP charges will now appear on invoices. The first charge will appear on July 2020 invoices for all floating IPs that were not assigned to Droplets during the month of June.

8 July 2020

  • Load balancer health checks now support the HTTPS protocol. You can now configure load balancers to verify the health of your Droplets’ HTTPS endpoints.

12 May 2020

5 May 2020

  • v1.18.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider is now available. This release includes support for the backend keepalive option for the load balancer resource and data source.

28 April 2020

  • The DigitalOcean Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now available for all customers. VPC replaces the private networking service. Existing private networks will continue to function as normal but with the enhanced security and features of the VPC service. See the description of VPC features for more information.

  • Load balancers now allow you to set a keepalive option for target Droplets.

For more information, see the full release notes.